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Volume 1 of the ActorSpeak collection of works, O For A Muse Of Fire is a collection of quotes about acting and the creative process from the pioneers of theatre craft, sourced from down through the ages and around the world. With contributions from leading lights of the theatre world in days gone by, from Aristotle to Edwin Booth to Dame Ellen Terry to Mae Busch and more, paired with original pop art renditions of each author's likeness by editor, Sally McLean, this volume makes the perfect addition to any actor or theatrical afficionado's literary collection. Ideal for providing that moment of inspiration or edification, this easy to access and fully researched volume brings many rediscovered gems of wisdom and hard-won experience back to light for a whole new generation of artists to digest and enjoy. For more information visit the official ActorSpeak website: http: //
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A graduate of The Actors Institute, London (UK), SALLY McLEAN has appeared on the London stage in various productions including "Macbeth, Hamlet, The Voice Circus, Uncle Vanya" and the World Premier of "Annabel's Requiem." She has also appeared on UK television, most notably as "Angie Powers" in the BAFTA & AFI award-winning BBC mini-series "Bootleg." On the Australian stage, her credits include roles in the professional productions of "The Comedy of Errors" and "Romeo & Juliet" for the Australian Shakespeare Company, as well as "The Clairvoyant, The Auxiliary, Lovepuke" and the Australian Premier of the off-Broadway hit "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" at the Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne amongst others. Australian television credits include "Lowdown, Flying Doctors, Neighbours, Blue Heelers, Tonight Live, Elephant Princess, Comedy Inc, Worst Year of My Life, Again!, The Bazura Project" and "Party Tricks." Film credits include "Raymond Taylor's Earnest Adventure In Love, Evie Wants A Baby" and the UK feature "A Little Rain Must Fall." As a screenwriter, director and producer Sally began her career in production at the BBC in London and has since written, directed and/or produced a number of successful films and plays under the banner of her production outfit, Incognita Enterprises, established in 1997 under the honorary patronage of Oscar(r) nominated British actor, Sir Nigel Hawthorne. Produced plays include "Chasing Pegasus (a play in ten chords) (2006)" and "P.S. I Love You (2004)" (set on the Melbourne Home Front during WWII). Completed films include the feature film "A Little Rain Must Fall (1997)" and short films "fixNATION (2004), Brigit & Benny (a modern faerietale) (2005)" and "Why Must The Show Go On? (2010)." Other projects on her slate for production include the documentary "A Life Unexpected: The Man Behind The Miracle Mile" and the feature film "Dalny." In addition, her play "P.S. I Love You" is currently being reworked under the title "'Till The Boys Come Home," and is being readied for its professional stage debut. When not on stage or screen, Sally lives in Melbourne with her partner William Smedley, designing for t-shirts, posters and other items as a graphic designer, among other, varied interests. For more information visit her official website: http: //

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